L.B. Foster Provides 11,000 CXT Concrete Ties for Tesoro Refinery

CXT Industrial Ties Installed at High-Capacity Tank Car Unloading Facility

Aug 14, 2012, 14:12 ET from L.B. Foster Company

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) announced that it has been awarded a contract by RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. to supply 11,000 of its CXT® Concrete Ties for the construction of an unloading facility at the Tesoro oil products refinery in Anacortes, Washington.

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The Tesoro Corporation refinery is at the western end of an ambitious railway transport system that will include 800 tank cars carrying 40,000 barrels of crude oil each day from Tesoro's Bakken Shale operations in North Dakota. The concrete ties will support a high-capacity rail unloading system capable of accommodating four 110-car trains simultaneously.

"L.B. Foster has a long-standing and successful relationship with the Tesoro project's contractor, RailWorks. The Chehalis, Washington track construction company has installed CXT ties on many high profile transit, mainline and industrial systems to minimize life cycle expenses and assure high performance," said Mark Hammons, L.B. Foster National Sales Manager for CXT Concrete Ties.

The industrial ties are being manufactured with the rail industry's most advanced concrete tie manufacturing technology at L.B. Foster's Spokane, Washington facility. L.B. Foster operates two ISO 9001:2008 Certified concrete rail tie manufacturing facilities that are strategically located to supply projects throughout North America with concrete ties for all rail applications. CXT Concrete Ties began shipping to the jobsite from the Washington State tie plant by truck in May 2012. The final delivery is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2012.

About L.B. Foster Company L.B. Foster Company is a leading manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets with locations in North America and Europe.  Please visit our Website: www.lbfoster.com CXT® is a Registered Trademark of L.B. Foster Company.

L.B. Foster Company Sales and Media Contacts: Mark Hammons, National Sales Manager, L.B. Foster CXT® Concrete Ties 509.921.8726   mhammons@lbfoster.com

Jake Fuellhart, Marketing Communications Manager, L.B. Foster Corporate Marketing 412.928.5645   jfuellhart@lbfoster.com

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